Cocktail of the Month: A Play on the Aperol Spritz at Seattle’s Cloud Room Bar
Aperitivos are all the rage, but this twist on the spritz works any time of day
This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The History: We can mainly thank the Italian spritz, sometimes called spritz Veneziano or Aperol spritz (it features the slightly bitter Italian aperitif known as Aperol, together with prosecco and soda), for driving the popularity of spritzes, both in Italy and elsewhere abroad. Today, there are…
Local Banker and Writer Presents a Stylish Take on the Art of Storytelling
“I’ve always wanted to dress formally and believe that doing so shows respect for my career and clients.”
This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but Masoud Torabi would probably say that number is on the low side. The banker and menswear influencer, who has charm to boot, started writing movie scripts at age 5 in his home country…
Locally Produced Podcast, ‘Tides’, Explores Strange New Shores
The new podcast tells a story of an expedition to an Earth-like moon called Fons, a weird and wonderful world characterized by extreme tides and strange oceanic creatures
This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. For many, the term “audio drama” might evoke the image of sitting around a radio listening to The Lone Ranger or War of the Worlds. For Ayla Taylor, it involves recording an interplanetary exploration tale with the help of an eight-person cast and crew. Taylor,…
Can Changes to Laws Make a Difference in Seattle’s Eviction Courts?
Seattle’s eviction court is the place of last resort for many Seattleites who ultimately wind up on the street. Can a few changes to our laws give some of Seattle’s most vulnerable a chance for a better outcome?
This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The most surprising thing about Seattle’s eviction court is that most of the action doesn’t take place in a courtroom at all—it takes place in a hallway. Along the length of this dim, busy corridor that spans the west wing of the King County Courthouse…
Local Satirical News Site Pokes Fun at Seattle
'The Needling' tackles some very Seattle subjects in a fun and lighthearted way
This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Because reading the real headlines these days can be a head-scratching, mind-numbing exercise in existential angst, an anonymous local journalist launched The Needling last October, a satirical “news” source similar to The Onion. “Real news can be overwhelming these days,” says its creator. We love…
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A ROOKIE TRIES STAND-UP COMEDY, WITH MIXED RESULTS
As with many Tinder dates, things didn’t go quite as I expected. For example, I didn’t intend to have multiple guys I’d matched with in the same place, at the same time. Especially when that place was a comedy open mic that was going to be my first and possibly only attempt at stand-up. After…
Costco Goes for the Gold
Have a sudden need for gold bars? Better act fast.
The warehouse retailer known for everything from its popular food court to organic maple syrup and bulk, well, everything, is now in the business of selling gold. That’s right. Costco is peddling one-ounce gold bars online. But you have to be a member to buy them. And they’re not cheap. Shoppers have two options: One…